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Towns don't get much smaller than Elkview, West Virginia. With a population of just over one thousand, Elkview is a quintessential small town, which is one of the reasons why I found it so charming. The easy-going, small town vibe of Elkview attracted me instantly, and I felt right at home in this welcoming community. Even though it's just a short drive out of Charleston, this small town feels like a world away, which is why I decided to spend most of my West Virginia vacation there. To book my Elkview hotel, I simply checked HotelTonight's selection of hotels in the area. Within minutes on my HotelTonight app, I had found the perfect hotel for my West Virginia getaway, and I booked it with a few scrolls and taps on my phone. Just like that, I was ready to immerse myself in the small town way of life.


If you ask Elkview locals what to do in the area, they'll tell you to enjoy the great outdoors. There is certainly no shortage of natural beauty in Elkview, and this is one of the many reasons why locals love to live here. During my time in Elkview, I visited to major parks, Shawnee Park and Coonskin Park. Shawnee offers great public amenities for locals, such as a swimming pool and sports courts. Coonskin Park, on the other hand, boasts hiking trails and Herscher Lake, where I spent an afternoon fishing and boating.

The River

Elkview is named for the nearby river, Elk River, which is the longest river in West Virginia. Elk River flows into the Kanawha River, and it truly is a beautiful river. Locals take full advantage of the river, where they go fishing and walk along its picturesque banks. I decided to do as the locals do and rented some fishing equipment in town so that I could enjoy the Elk River just like I would if I lived in Elkview.


The state capital of West Virginia is only a short drive away from Elkview. If you want to pop into Charleston for a nice dinner or some live entertainment, it's easy, since Charleston and Elkview are only 15 miles apart. After spending some time basking in the feel-good, small town vibes of Elkview, I headed to Charleston to enjoy a delicious dinner downtown. That's why Elkview is the perfect small town – it's quaint and quiet, but you can still access a city in less than 20 minutes.

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If you find yourself in West Virginia and want to stay in either the Elkview or Charleston areas, you should work with HotelTonight to find the perfect place to stay. It's easy to find great last-minute hotels on HotelTonight, so traveling becomes a breeze when you have the HotelTonight app on your phone. This handy travel resource has made it easy for me to plan spontaneous trips, such as the one I took to Elkview, where I fell in love with the tight-knit community of this West Virginia town.